Letters to the editor: May 6, 2022

Losing our rights I moved to McMinnville in October 2014 from Philadelphia, where I volunteered as a patient escort at a reproductive health clinic for 18 years, showing up every Saturday morning at 6 ...

Letters to the editor: April 29, 2022

Stable and effective Please join me in voting for Doris Towery for county commissioner Position 3. I’ve had the opportunity to talk with Doris and found her to be a straight shooter who understands ...

Letters to the editor: April 22, 2022

Commissioner conundrum The county commissioners’ move to change established criteria for American Rescue Plan Act funds, after applications have already been submitted and screened, is irresponsible. Both ...

Letters to the editor: April 15, 2022

Placing blame As always, Steve Rutledge’s account of the causes of the Ukraine invasion was well-written and well-documented. My view, however, is that he has avoided the common-sense explanation ...

Letters to the editor: April 1, 2022

Headed for extinction I hold no degrees in traffic engineering, but I do hold a brain capable of common sense. Thus, I must respectfully disagree with Mark Davis regarding his analysis of a McMinnville ...

Letters to the editor: March 25, 2022

Apathy reigns Recall elections in Oregon are a rarity, yet Yamhill County has had two separate recall elections only months apart. Each election resulted from successful petition drives. The school board ...

Letters to the Editor: March 18, 2022

Deserve better I represent the Rural Engagement Project, a non-partisan voter education organization dedicated to increasing quality of life in rural Oregon and holding public servants accountable. We’ve ...

Letters to the Editor: March 11, 2022

Lacking in character As one who is adamantly opposed to the Yamhelas Westsider Trail, as it is presently planned, you might think I would be supporting Commissioner Berschauer in the recall election. ...

Letters to the Editor: March 4, 2022

Costing us millions My wife and I moved to Amity a couple of years ago for family and personal reasons, after seeing the population of our county in Washington double. We were looking for rural, friendly ...

Letters to the Editor: February 25, 2022

Character assassination Do the ends justify the means? Do political ends justify ruining people’s lives and destroying the community? What about trampling the rights of a child? For the last six ...

Letters to the Editor: February 18, 2022

Fair, not free We should aspire to Fair Trade, not Free Trade. Fair Trade is when both partners gain, not just one. For example, England has historically imported raw material from other nations in exchange ...

Letters To The Editor: February 11, 2022

No performance venue In your recent editorial on the 129-page project report from the MacPAC committee, on which I serve, you inadvertently overlooked what wasn't there. For almost 10 years, the McMinnville ...

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 4, 2022

Lucky to have her Having watched the recent Yamhill County Board of Commissioners meeting, I am very thankful for the leadership provided by Lindsey Manfrin, the director of Yamhill County Health and ...

Letters to the Editor: January 21, 2022

Sunday sandwiches Maybe you didn’t know that your hungry neighbors have been getting brown bag lunches every Sunday since June because of a small group of dedicated individuals, lots of donations, ...

Letters to the Editor: January 14, 2022

Home cures galore Thank you, Commissioners Starrett and Berschauer, for demanding home-treatment alternatives to evidence-based, scientific public health information on the county website. It’s ...